Ahmed .Mohammed. AL-Wadaey

Assistant Professor


Full Name                        Dr. Ahmed .Mohammed. AL-Wadaey.                           Date and Place of Birth     7 / June / 1972 –Sadah-Yemen        Nationality: Yemeni         Sex: Male.

Present Employment:  Associate Professor, Sana’a University

Work Address:             Soil, Water and Environment Department, Faculty of

Agriculture, Sana’a University.

Sana’a, Yemen

Phone (cell)  :+967 777769366


❖ 1995, B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture Sciences from Soil and Water Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana’a University, Yemen.

❖ 2002, M.Sc. Degree in water management, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana’a University, Yemen

❖ 2009, Ph.D. Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United State of America. Major of Soil and Water Sciences

LANGUAGES : Arabic and English (Fluent in speaking, reading and writing)


❖  2017-2019: Programs’ Quality Manager/ MEAL (Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning) advisor at

National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR). Advising to conduct various projects in WASH, Food Security, Health and Nutrition, Shelter and Protection, Education and Peace Building/ Governance.

❖  Current conducted projects at the following Yemen governorates (Albayda’a (Rada’a, Albayda’a, Alsharyah, Mukyras,

Radman, Almalajem districts); Almahwity (Bani Sa’ad, Alrujum); Alhoudidah ( Alzahra, AlQanawous); Sadah (

Alsafra’a, Sihar); Aljouf ( Alhazm, Almatammah, Almutun, Alhumaidat, barat Alenan); Hajjah ( Wahrah, Najrah); Amarn ( Shihara; Amran, khamer, Kharif)

❖  Feb, 3- 28, 2019.  One month TOT (Training of the Trainees) in PACE (Participatory Approach for Community Enhancement) in Amman Jordon. Funded by USAID project in partnership with Global Communities Organization.  ❖ 2017- Professional/academic member at Gender-and-Development Research and Studies Centre (GDRSC), Sanaa University, Supervising for Diploma-Master´s Program

❖  August-March 2016: Program coordinator of Food security and livelihood program at National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR).

❖  June-July 2016. National consultant with Oxfam (international non-governmental organization).

For project “Yemen at a Crossroads: Promoting Good Governance and Citizens’ Participation in a Fragile Context”.

❖  October 2014- June-2015; National consultant at Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO) for

Integrated Water Resources Management, , Yemen (Sana’a Basin /Tihama Basin) projects

❖  May – July 2014. National consultant with the World Bank, Yemen for project “Scaling Up Rural Development In Yemen”

❖  April- December 2013. National consultant and team member of Yemen National Food Security for Global of Agriculture and Food Security Program

❖  2012-2016, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana’a University

❖  2012- 2014, Students’ advisor, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana’a University

❖  2009-2012: Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IWLMP (Integrated Water and Land Management Program), at ICARDA (International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Area Aleppo, Syria).  ❖ 2005-2009, PhD student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.

❖  1998-2004, Working as Teacher Assistant at Soil and Water Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sana’a University

❖  1997-1998, Director of Employee’s affairs, Sana’a University, Faculty of Education, Sadah, Yemen ❖ 1996-1997, Science Teacher at Ministry of Education, Sadah, Yemen.

❖  Teaching in the Faculty of Agriculture are focused on the following courses:

❖  Soil and Water Conservation; Fundamentals of soil Sciences; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Soil Pedology; Water Harvesting; Watershed Modeling.

Computer modeling and programs:


❖     CROPWAT (Crop Water Requirements), Splash (water management program), CRIWAR (ET calculation),

SALTMOD (model for salt accumulation in soil profile) , RUNOFF (hydrograph), SWAP(soil water plant atmosphere ), SWAT (Soil Water Assessment Tool) watershed management model for surface and ground water modeling, water quality, sediment and erosion assessment) ❖ RUSELE (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation ) ❖ HMS-HEC (Small Watershed Modeling).

❖     Arc-Map for Geographic Information System “GIS” application for water resources management.  ❖             Arc-Hydro model (Hydrological Model Integrated with GIS).



✓  Teaching graduate and undergraduate students at Sana’a University.

✓  Writing Proposals with various donors (UNOCHA, DFID, UNICEF, World Bank, FAO, ICARDA, CGIAR, WFP, GIZ, USAID…)

✓  Supervising graduate and undergraduate students for master thesis/ field and lab research in soil and water research.

✓  Conducting field assessment (Baseline/ end line survey, Feasibility study, Need assessment, final and mid project evaluation…)

Honor and Recognition   

❖ 2006, Winner of Widman trust distinguished graduate assistant award. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

❖ 2006, Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position at the Department Of Agronomy And Horticulture, University of Nebraska, USA.

❖ 2007, Winner of David H. &Annie E. Lrrick student travel award.

❖ 2009, recognition certificate as outstanding  graduate student given from Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research,  provided by Yemen Embassy at Washington D.C.

❖ 2006-2007, representative of graduate student association at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

❖ 2007, participating in a grant writing workshop, which organized by the office of graduate studies at the university of Nebraska, USA.

❖ 2007, Member of search committee at the University of Nebraska to interview the candidates for the announced positions for soil and water jobs.

❖ 2007-2008, vice president of graduate student association. Department of Agronomy,  University of Nebraska-Lincoln


❖ 2000, August 15 -November15, participation in the international program on Food Security and Environment Sustainability, College of Agriculture, Iowa State University, USA

❖ 2000, October 15-17, attending The World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines City, Iowa State, USA

❖ 2001, July 1- 27, taking one month scientific training for water harvesting techniques at the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) Aleppo city, Syria.

❖ 2003, September 8th – November 29th participating in 42nd International Course on Land Drainage (ICLD) organized by ALTERRA-ILRI in Wageningen, Netherlands.

❖ 2003, September 10-13, participating in the 9th international drainage workshop, Drainage for a Secure Environment and Food Supply”. Utrecht, Netherlands.

❖ 2003, participating in the international workshop on “Integrated water resources management”, which was organized by Yemen and Germany cooperation project (GTZ), Sana’a – Yemen.

❖ 2005, May 9-11. Beginner SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) watershed model training, College Station, Texas, USA.

❖ 2006, October 17-19. Advanced SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) watershed model training, College Station, Texas, USA.

❖ 2006, November 30th , participating in workshop on “Stakeholder Involvement in Watershed

Management in East Nebraska’ Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) Mead, Nebraska ❖ 2007, February 3-7. Water Quality Conference. Reno, Nevada.

❖ 2007, November 4-8.  Attending International Annual Conference of ASA “American Society of Agronomy. Louisiana, USA

❖ 2007, April 17. Workshop on “Responsible Conduct in Research”, organized by University of Nebraska Lincoln “UNL” Graduate School Office. Lincoln Nebraska.

❖ 2007 June 5 – 7. Heartland Region “Targeting Critical Source Areas for Implementation of Best Management Practices” Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA.

❖ 2009, October 20–22. ICARDA Second Science Week – 2009 “Science Impact through the Research-forDevelopment Continuum”

❖ 2010, May 25-28. Advanced SWAT model training Course. Sarigerme Turkey.

❖ 2010, 12-15 December, Tenth International Conference on Development of Dry Lands. Cairo, Egypt.


❖ 2010, December 28-30.   Training course on modeling using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model, Amman Jordan.

❖ 2011, July 09-14, Specialized Training Course on SWAT model (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) Amman Jordan

❖ 2011, December 13-14. Annual meeting of Water and Livelihood Initiative in the Middle East project,

Amman Jordan

❖ 2012, February 6th -8th, workshop of ICARDA-Ethiopia Project “Unlocking the potential of rainfed agriculture in Ethiopia for improved rural livelihoods”, 3rd Annual Planning Workshop.

❖ 2012, June 24-26. Workshop on “Calibration and Validation of SWAT Model for Flow, Sediment and Nutrients in Varied Climate Conditions (Syria, Jordan and Ethiopia).

❖ Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Safeguards, The World Bank January 12-14, 2014


Project: “Provide Farming Interventions for Improving Livelihoods during Emergencies – Hodaidah Gov. in partnership of NFDHR and FAO.

Project: “Integrated Emergency Response in food, water and environmental sanitation – Rada’a district –Albydha’a sponsored by the National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response”

Project: Decentralized supply and water use management in the Sana’a basin to sustain water resources and rural livelihoods (creation and activating water user associations in the basin; preparing 10 years strategic plan of integrated water resources management for each sub- basin.

Project: Improving Community Livelihoods by Implementing Water Harvesting and Soil Conservation Techniques in the Mountains of Syria/ICRDA

Project: Unlocking the Potential of Rainfed Agriculture in Ethiopia for Improved Rural Livelihoods/ICRDA

ProjectMiddle East Water and Livelihoods Initiative (WLI) /USAID

Project: Water Benchmarks of Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA)

Project:  Integrated Watershed Development for Food Security and Sustainable Improvement of Livelihood in Barani, Pakistan/ICARDA

Project:  Collaborative Research Projects between ARC Libya and ICARDA

Project: Mountain Agriculture (Jordan Lebanon Morocco) (IFAD)

Project: Team leader of project “Application of near-real time monitoring systems for irrigated agriculture in MENA” 2014-2015, USAID fund.

Project: team leader of project “New Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting Demo Project, Faculty of  Agriculture, Sana’a University, USAID fund.

Monitoring and Evaluation/Program Quality advisor with NFDHR (Yemen) for the following Development and Emergency projects:

✓   Integrated Emergency Response to AWD Cholera Outbreak in Al Bayda Gov.

✓   WASH and Health Integrated Response to Cholera Outbreak (Al-Bayda’a Gov)

✓   Provision of integrated life-saving support (Hajjah & Al-Hudidah Govs.)

✓   Emergency Integrated WASH, NFI/ Shelter and food Security Response (Sana’a Gov) ✓ Emergency Food Assistance Project (Al-Jawf & Amran Govs) ✓ WASH & C4D Emergency response Project Sadah Gov.

The research activities during post-doctoral position at ICARDA, Syria (2009-2012):

➢ Conduct research on soil and water conservation tetchiness in the following countries (Syria, Jordan, Ethiopia, Libya)  ➢ Field experiments on soil erosion, flow, and sediment measurements

➢ Install flow sensors and runoff sampling equipment (ISCO) at watershed outlet for hydrological modeling to assess practices of soil and water management

➢ Collect field and laboratory data for statistical analysis

➢ Using GIS application for hydrological assessment

➢ Using watershed modeling approach to assess sediment and nutrients load at field and watershed scales ➢ Conduct extension activities for farmers in the degraded land of Olive farms of Syria.

➢ Member of Yemen national food security team, the national team submitted food security proposal in June 2013 to Global Agriculture for Food Security Program (GAFSP), the proposal has been approved for 40 million US$ to be implemented from 2014-2018.

Supervising graduation research project of more than 25 students, department of soil and water sciences, Sana’a University in various research topics:

1. Water harvesting techniques in Al-Oudain area. 2. The effect of climate change on crop pattern in Yemen.

3. Variation of rainfall distribution in the republic of Yemen. 4. The effect of desertification in Al-jouf governorate-

5. Surface water management in the catchments of Sana’a basin. 6. Rooftops rainwater harvesting in the faculty of agriculture. 7. The importance of preliminary studies before constructing dams and water structures in Sa’awan area/ Sana’a basins. 8. Forms of land degradation in the Yemeni highland; case study of Asser area/Sana’a basin.


9. Water quality status at Sana’a drinking water treatment stations. 10. Socioeconomic dominations of irrigation with wastewater in Sana water treatment plan.

4. ➢ Co-Supervising graduate students in Jordan and Ethiopia, and Yemen.  PUBLICATION

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, S. Charles Wortmann, A. Charles Shapiro, G. Thomas Franti and E. Dean Eisenhauer, 2010. Manure Application Setback Effect on Phosphorus and Sediment in Runoff.  Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 1 (5), pp. 92–98, July 2010.

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, Charles S. Wortmann, Thomas G. Franti, Charles A. Shapiro and Dean E. Eisenhauer, 2012. Effectiveness of Grass Filters in Reducing Phosphorus and Sediment Runoff. Water Air and Soil Pollution Volume 223, Issue 9, pp 5865-5875.

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, S. Charles Wortmann, A. Charles Shapiro, G. Thomas Franti and E. Dean Eisenhauer. Effects of Management Practices on Nutrients and Sediment in Runoff Determined with

SWAT for Wahoo Creek Watershed of Southeastern Nebraska. International Annual Conference of ASA

“American Society of agronomy. 4-8 November 2007, Louisiana, USA.

•      Ahmed AL-Wadaey and Feras Ziadat. 2014. Participatory GIS approach to identify critical erosion fields and prioritize the implementation of soil and water conservation interventions. Journal of Mountain  Science (2014) 11(3).

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, S. Charles Wortmann, A. Charles Shapiro, G. Thomas Franti and E. Eisenhauer. Sediment and Phosphorus in Runoff Following Manure Application: Effect of Setback Distance and Drainage Basin Characteristics. International Annual Conference of American Society of agronomy. 4-8 November 2007, Louisiana, USA.

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, Feras Ziadat, Theib Oweis, Mhieldin Elkhboli and Ahmed Alboueichi. Using SWAT model for targeting sub-watersheds with rainwater harvesting and supplemental irrigation techniques in Libya. Tenth International Conference on Dry Land Development. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Development of Dry Lands. 12-15 December 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

•      Feras Ziadat, Theib Oweis, Eddy de Pauw, Mhieldin El Oyjaly, Younis Awami, Ahmed Al-Buaishe, Ahmed Al Wadaey, Mohamed Saleh, Hussein Talib Characterization of selected watersheds for integrated research activities in Libya. Scientific Report of Collaborative Research Projects between ARC Libya and ICARDA.

•      Ziadat, F., Al-Wadaey, A., Masri, Z., and Sakai, H. 2010. Adaptation to heavy rainfall events: watershedcommunity planning of soil and water conservation technologies in Syria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-9237, EGU General Assembly.

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, Abdulrahman Bamatraf. Indigenous knowledge of water harvesting for sustainable rainfed farming systems in Sadah Bain, Yemen. Tenth International Conference on Dry Land Development. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Development of Dry Lands. 12-15 December 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

•      Feras Ziadat, Ahmed Al Wadaey, Ahmed Al-Buaishe, Theib Oweis, Mohamed Elkhboli, Jumah Fhima. An integrated approach to select and characterize benchmark watersheds for sustainable resources management in Libya.  Abstract for First International   Sustainable Watershed Management (suwama) Conference,   19-22 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

•      Ahmed Al-wadaey, Ali Alsurouri, Ammar Alshaibah, Issam Alwazzan,Yahay Alqudami. 2014. Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Project (SAPEP) Social Field Assessment for Hajjah governorate, Final Report.

•      Abdurahman Bamatraf, Ahmed Al-wadaey, Abdulwahed Mukred. 2014. Incorporating Resilience to Climate Change and Associated Risks in Priority Areas of National Development Plans/Strategies with Reference to Agriculture, Water, Health and Fisheries.

•      Ahmed AL-Wadaey, 2015. Assessment of Current Country Institutional Capacities Dealing With Climate Change In NENA Countries: Case of Yemen. (Part of  FAO Task (not-published)

•      Mostafa Ali Benzaghta, Ahmed M. Al-Wadaey and Mohamed F. Dahab, 2015. Using GIS for Water Resources Management in Nebraska:  A Case Study. International conference on environmental research and technology. Conference paper.  27-29 May 2015. ICERT Conference Secretariat, School of Industrial Technology , University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, MALAYSIA.

•      Mostafa Ali Benzaghta, Ahmed M. Al-Wadaey and Mohamed F. Dahab, 2016. Using GIS for Water Resources Management in Nebraska:  A Case Study. Scientific journal of Sirt University. Volume 6 –Issue No. 2, December 2016.

•      Kwaw Andam; Hanane Ahmed; Jeffrey Richey; Bryan Bruns and  Ahmed Al-Wadaey.2015.  Characterizing Rural Landscapes and Communities through Integrated Information: An Application to Yemen  No published:

•      .Ahmed Al-wadaey, Monir Wahas and Fahd Almandi, 2014. Beneficiary Impact Assessment Rural Water Sector Support Program (RWSSP).
















Ahmed Al-wadaey, Monir Wahas and Fahd Al-mandi, 2014. Beneficiary Impact Assessment Urban Water Sector Support Program (UWSSP)



Ahmed AL-Wadaey and Abdulrahman.A. Salah. Coping with Predicted Drought and Climate Change